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From: m.driussi@genie.geis.com
Subject: (urth) Antechamber Prisoners
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 98 05:36:00 GMT

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

Reply:  Item #1015407 from URTH@LISTS.BEST.COM@INET#

The text says that the prisoners (most but not all--don't forget
Lomer and Nicarete) are descendents of crew of a starship that
crashlanded on or near the House Absolute.  They were looking for the
Port but they couldn't find one at all.

Starship crews are, by Briahtic definition, from earlier ages--their
travels across light years have taken years of time.

"Jonas," an android sailor on the ship, was repaired with biological
remnants of an Urth shepherd who was killed by the crash.  Hence he "looks"
like a (European) commoner rather than an Asiatic (Korean/Chinese/whatever)
microwave oven.

As you know, I consider "Kimleesoong" to be the most likely answer to
the question of "What is Hethor's true and secret name?"


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